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23% Say U.S. Government Has the Consent of the Governed
Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 16, 2010

Posted on 07/19/2010 8:38:13 AM PDT by george76

The notion that governments derive their only just authority from the consent of the governed is a foundational principle of the American experiment.

However, a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 23% of voters nationwide believe the federal government today has the consent of the governed. Sixty-two percent (62%) say it does not, and 15% are not sure.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: federal; federalgovernment; government; rasmussen; rasmussenreports

1 posted on 07/19/2010 8:38:13 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Count me in the 62%


2 posted on 07/19/2010 8:39:08 AM PDT by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: george76

That figure of 23% likely won’t go lower. That’s the nitwits and some others who are dependent on the government dole...


3 posted on 07/19/2010 8:40:55 AM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: sauropod

Ditto.


4 posted on 07/19/2010 8:42:27 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: george76

Isn’t 23% close to the total black population in the US?


5 posted on 07/19/2010 8:44:22 AM PDT by sniper63 (I am the leader of the TEA Party, I, myself am the leader of me, myself for I am the TEA Party!)
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To: george76

We are not being served, we are being ruled.


6 posted on 07/19/2010 8:45:51 AM PDT by Grunthor (I like you but when the zombies chase us, I'm tripping you.)
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To: george76

According to the article, senior citizens are at 85%.

Washington needs to be sacked!


7 posted on 07/19/2010 8:46:15 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: sniper63

No....the Black population is about 12-13% I believe.


8 posted on 07/19/2010 8:46:59 AM PDT by goodnesswins (DEMOCRATS LOSE.....America WINS!)
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To: george76

You know I can understand the 23% because there will always be sycophants, moochers, and zealots but the 15% that don’t know, that’s scary.

Cindie


9 posted on 07/19/2010 8:47:42 AM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: george76
[ 23% Say U.S. Government Has the Consent of the Governed ]

Well then let "them" change it.. if they still can..
Odds are only revolt can or will change it..

There could be a November surprise in store for those looking for the silver bullet of change..

The socialists have been practicing for 100 years on how to overwhelm a system and change it.. They may have gotten very good at it.. By the way have the Death Squads started YET?..

-OR- are "they" still composing lists of the ones to be visited by them..

10 posted on 07/19/2010 8:48:14 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: bcsco

That figure of 23% likely won’t go lower. That’s the nitwits and some others who are dependent on the government dole...

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That 23% is made up of the usual suspects and known non-deserving parasites upon the taxpayer. I say that because there are many who have PAID THEIR WAY toward what little they get back from the Washington mob. It is not difficult to figure out who the 23% are — just read a so-called newspaper. They are the ones that the MSM will NOT say anything about.....


11 posted on 07/19/2010 8:48:28 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: george76

I’m pissed that I haven’t got my pie like Zer0 promised.


12 posted on 07/19/2010 8:48:52 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: george76
If Obama and Co. try to use Frankin as an example of how they will win the elections there will be a civil war. The only thing holding it back is the idea that they can be thrown out at the ballot box. If that gets taken away the the US is going to fly apart like a jet engine ingesting a moose.
13 posted on 07/19/2010 8:49:29 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: gardencatz
"but the 15% that don’t know, that’s scary."

Those folks could easily be a combination of those who don't want to send out negative energy and those who are afraid to criticize either position.

Then there are those who refused to be surveyed.

14 posted on 07/19/2010 8:51:06 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: george76

... then our duty is clear.


15 posted on 07/19/2010 8:59:27 AM PDT by Lexington Green (By any means necessary....)
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To: george76

“15% are not sure.”

15% are not sure what “consent of the governed” means.

there, fixed it.


16 posted on 07/19/2010 9:00:25 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (Where is the Black Regiment?)
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To: MarineBrat
senior citizens are at 85%.

Obamacare will take care of that little problem. Ironically.

17 posted on 07/19/2010 9:01:13 AM PDT by riri
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To: george76
a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 23% of voters nationwide believe the federal government today has the consent of the governed.

2 words: Health Care

18 posted on 07/19/2010 9:06:24 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: bcsco
That figure of 23% likely won’t go lower. That’s the nitwits and some others who are dependent on the government dole...

Don't forget the mentally ill and I suspect they even polled the dead. They seem to have a direct line to the as@holes in hell.

19 posted on 07/19/2010 9:06:58 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: goodnesswins
12% black, and I think I read somewhere that approximately 10% of Americans belong to one labor union or another. Getting close to 0'dumbo's 23%.

I still think that is a larger number than those who actually believe! in 0's regieme.

20 posted on 07/19/2010 9:19:40 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: Logical me
Don't forget the mentally ill and I suspect they even polled the dead. They seem to have a direct line to the as@holes in hell.

This is from Rasmussen so the numbers are probably fairly good. Remember that 23% can be accounted for by Government Employees and those perpetually on the welfare rolls. They consent to the dictator so long as he fills their rice bowl.
21 posted on 07/19/2010 9:21:12 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: george76

I’m sure there have been revolutions started with non-consent higher than 22%


22 posted on 07/19/2010 9:26:32 AM PDT by major-pelham
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I'm surprosed that someone hasn't pulled this out of the posted article for highlight... Scott Rasmussen observes that the American people are “united in the belief that our political system is broken, that politicians are corrupt and that neither major political party has the answers.” He adds that “the gap between Americans who want to govern themselves and the politicians who want to rule over them may ...be as big today as the gap between the colonies and England during the 18th century.”
23 posted on 07/19/2010 9:51:30 AM PDT by Heartlander2
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To: george76

gee, I wonder WHY? /sarc


24 posted on 07/19/2010 9:59:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: george76
Then read the next sentence in the Declaration of Independence:

" ... whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government ..."

There is no question that this government, from the Chief Executive to the Congress, has "become destructive" of the Peoples' rights and liberties. Our rights -- and responsibilities -- are clear.

25 posted on 07/19/2010 10:00:40 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: george76

Wow, this is a real eye opener. The level of discontent with this regime is huge.


26 posted on 07/19/2010 10:35:54 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: george76
... just 23% of voters nationwide believe the federal government today has the consent of the governed. Sixty-two percent (62%) say it does not, and 15% are not sure.

Some days I wonder what it would be like to be part of that 15% who are not sure; to have a small minority of the population sucking the lifeblood out of your body, and out of the futures of your next several generations, and still be too stupified to notice, or even care when notified.

Is ignorance really bliss?

27 posted on 07/19/2010 10:48:23 AM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: colorado tanker

The biggest gap ever ?


28 posted on 07/19/2010 10:50:25 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

This specific poll isn’t a question I’ve followed over time, but I’d guess this is the biggest gap. It’s huge.


29 posted on 07/19/2010 2:18:32 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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